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Goa never fails to make an impression in your mind. Goa does seem a popular destination for all the teenagers in the country, however, it has a lot more to offer than shacks, cheap alcohol and bikini babes. Are you searching for a holiday villa in Goa? There are a number of options available for tourists all-round the year. With so many options to choose from, making the final decision may be tough.

Goa is the hub of entertainment and parties in India for the youth and party-animals with the easy availability of ecstasy and alcohol. The smallest state has the most to offer to tourists when they engulf their tour in this fantastic land of fantasy. The tagline of Goa tourism reads, A 365 Day Holiday, and they are right. Goa is never boring as this state has it all from historic monuments to fancy beaches.

Booking a Luxury Villa in Goa

Here are few useful tips on how to make a decent reservation for your next vacation to the beach paradise:

1. Check Reviews


This is really important. It will help you know how the company has fared among its past customers. With access to the world of internet, it has become easier to find out testimonials and reviews in TripAdvisor. Many accommodation providers in Goa allow placing of reviews on their website. Make sure you check these out carefully. Look for customer satisfaction rate.

2. Experience in the Industry


The villa should hold experience of decent number of years of experience.

3. Sleeping Arrangements


It is very helpful to check clear pictures of rooms and know the number of beds available. You can book the villa once you go through the property.

4. Policy for Reservation at the Villa


Before booking a villa, you should check carefully all of the reservation policies. Make sure you are fully aware of the cancellation policy. Get information on the requirement of refundable deposit, check in and check out policy, and everything that comes to your mind.

5. Exact Location


You vacation may get spoiled if the distance of villa is very far from major landmarks and beach. Make sure you are aware of the exact location of the villa before booking. Also check out nearby amenities. Famous beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Candolim are all located in North Goa.

South Goa is one the most popular destinations for weddings in India with the majority of 5-star hotels situated along the coastline with their private beaches. The beautiful serene gives a picture-perfect site for any bride’s dream wedding.

The Colva beach is very close to Margao, about 8 kilometers away and 40 kilometers from Panjim, so you can take a rickshaw car or a taxi to get to the beach. The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport in Vasco de Gama.

6. Discounts


Look for seasonal and other discounts before booking cheap villas in Goa. The rent should not exceed your budget. Checking this out will help you plan out the trip in a better way.

7. Ask Questions from Staff


You must always call or email to the villa representative prior to making payment. Make sure all details are in writing for your future reference. Use the official number listed on the website to make call. Check with the staff if what you need in the villa is available.

Ask about any additional charges, what is included in the price, the distance of villa from the beach, restaurants and supermarket. Whether the villa has a family-friendly, couple friendly, animal friendly, baby friendly environment. Whether the villa has a private pool, security of villa, facilities for cooking, availability of chef? What is the distance from airport or station, pickup options, internet access, parking space, and drinking water access.

8. Making Payments


There are a number of ways you can pay to book luxury villas in Goa. Many agents may ask for a non-refundable deposit. It is around 25% in most cases. The balance can be paid later or even directly on entry into the villa. For others, you can book a holiday home without giving an advance payment. For such deals, you can check by phone and confirm reservation.

There are some companies that ask for payments to be made directly to the bank account, card, PayPal, or Western Union. Since there are charges for paying directly to the bank from another nation, hence it is wise to use a debit or credit card. PayPal payment is also safe, fast and quick.

The payment should traceable. You must always insist on payment confirmation. Do not go ahead with a deal if you are asked to do instant money transfer through Western Union or Cash. Payments done as instant money transfer cannot be traced in a fraud. You may also go for websites offering info on holiday rental websites.

Keeping the above tips in mind will help you to book the best villa for Goa holidays.
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14 comments:

  1. these are all wonderful tips. I would really like to travel to Goa some day, it sounds beautiful!

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  2. I have never been anywhere as exotic as Goa, all of our holidays in the past have been booked via travel agents. These are great tips!

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  3. we're planning a vacation soon so this post came at a perfect time!

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  4. What the? I was in Goa, India and did not see this beautiful place!

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  5. I do feel I'm due for another vacation. I will have to discuss this location with my husband. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Kayla | Mommy Blogger | My Motherhood Made Easy

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  6. Wow, so beautiful! I always check the reviews and all the photos from the visitors before booking anywhere!

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  7. I’d love to visit Goa. I’ve heard such incredible things about it!

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  8. This is very timely. We are planning a vacation next month. Will definitely checkout all your tips.

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  9. I have never been to THIS PLACE and I can say that this is a perfect destination getaway for my whole family. I will def add this to my bucket list, thanks for your guidelines.

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  10. Yes agree to the points you emphasised int hte blog... great tips, thanks for sharing.

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  11. This was a super useful post. I have never visited Goa but I have a few friends who use to rave about it.

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  12. Great tips! Checking out policies is especially important. It's so easy to get burned if you don't read the fine print.

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  13. Is look like awesome tips, and thank you for share about this

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  14. These are all really great tips! I have never been to Goa before but it looks beautiful there! Definitely a place I would love to visit one day. Thanks for sharing!

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